There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Anika is a South African expat living in Oman. After living in the Netherlands and South Korea, she was ready for a new life in the Arabian Peninsula. She now lives in Muscat with her husband and works as a teacher. Read more about expat life in Oman in our Expat Arrivals Oman country guide.… Read more
Oman is bordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the north-west, Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to the South West. The capital city Muscat is located on the South East coast, the main cities Sohar and Sur in the North and Salalah in the South. Oman has a beautiful coastline. The landscape… Read more
Heather Duncan is an expat living in Muscat. Here she shares her experiences of moving her beloved dog, Penny, to Oman. Making the decision to take my dog from cold Scotland to the Middle East certainly was not an easy one and it wasn’t helped by the lack of information online; even my… Read more
Situated in the south-eastern quarter of the Arabian peninsula, Oman is widely regarded as the friendliest Gulf state to work in. It's an extraordinarily beautiful county, with a diverse range of geographical features including rugged mountain ranges to hike and camp in, unspoilt wadis to swim in,… Read more
Heather is a Scottish expat living in Oman with her husband and German Shepard, Penny. They made the big move to Oman when her husband was offered a permanent position there. It didn’t take much persuasion before Heather agreed to the move. They now find themselves living in Muscat; while Heather… Read more
John is an Australian who moved to Oman with his wife to pursue a job with an oil company. While he finds the lifestyle quite different from home, he has approached life in Oman with a sense of humour and made the most of it, working hard and spending spare time on his boat or in his 4x4 in the… Read more
Jenny, a British expat living in Oman, paints a picture of Muscat lovely enough to leave you looking for flights and scouring the job ads. She sheds some light on this Middle Eastern Los Angeles, and answers questions about accommodation, schools and culture shock.  For more information on Muscat… Read more
OB, an English woman living in Oman, left the UK looking for a little extra tax-free cash and an ounce of excitement – but what she found was love and a big, bad culture barrier that needed overcoming. Find out what other surprises she’s come across over the course of her three years of life in… Read more
Yogesh Pagar is a seeker of the simple, the spiritual and essentially the enriching experiences that can help us through the more critical moments in life. As a long-time affiliate of the travel industry he moved to Qatar in 2007 as an aytpical expat – an ordinary man in search of an extraordinary… Read more

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